Was this a Xoom-ver-tisement?
And BTW "genius," if you had bought the Note and read the instruction, or spent more time with it -- OK, this part is a big if -- you would probably have known about that BUTTON in the upper right corner of S Note application that looks like a pen-tip.
Next time you spend "valuable" time with the Note, TURN IT ON. It does wonder to make your first point nothing but a bunch of malarkey. That button disables touch and only excepts pen input.
Oh, and ONLY, if there was a way to lock orientation... Do you really own a XOOM? It's easier to find the rotation-lock under Android, than it is under iOS btw. Yeah, that's right, Android has this magical feature that lets one lock the orientation, like all tablets.
For reference, the magical-elusive-icon, is under the settings menu that's always accessible from the lower right on normal DPI tablets.
And both Samsung and Adobe should have tested Photoshop Touch's tutorial better. I didn't use it, but was able to figure out its quirky way of doing things. I say this as someone that's been using Photoshop since 2.0 on the desktop -- I found Touch to be just passable, not even up to par of early versions of Photoshop Elements in some cases.
And Palm Rejection Technology!
I've read that quite a bit from the iPad peeps. You know, with the Wacom stylus that the Note uses, when it's close enough to the screen to register its hover state, a boolean is set to false for all touch listeners -- or there's the button mentioned above, that locks out touch-input. Anyways, when I read Palm Rejection Technology, I think of Sanitation Engineer, or worse, VP of first impressions. Some of these names/titles people come up with are silly IMO.
Anyways, get your facts straight before spreading FUD -- well, pass on the FUD, unless that was your goal... I love this tablet, it's absolutely fantastic even with programs like SketchBook Pro being so primitive compared to programs like Painter.